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Dec 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
list they call the dirty dozen. >> every year the federal government tests fruits and vegetables, and what our list is, the dirty dozen list, is a list that we look at the testing results, and then we rank the produce, the fruits and vegetables, based on the total amount of residue that is on those fruits and vegetables. >> when we were shooting this story, apples were on the top of the list because some of them were found to have the most pesticide residue. next was celery, then sweet bell peppers, peaches, strawberries, and so on. to see the newest list of the dirty dozen, there's a link on our website. >> there have been several studies done that have linked the residues that are found on these fruits and vegetables to a number of different health problems. >> so you're probably thinking, "no problem. i'll just wash them." that'll certainly help... to a point. >> washing fruits and vegetables will not eliminate all of the chemicals. >> that's because the chemicals get into the water and the soil that nourish the plants as they grow. so, what's the solution? one thing you can do is
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